Bhutan, China, India, Nepal as per Flora of China;

Much-branched perennial herb up to 40cm. Stems decumbent, often rooting at nodes, glabrous or bifariously pubescent. Leaves equal, ovate-elliptic (-obovate), 1-7(-11) x 1-4(-6)cm acute, narrowed at base and often decurrent, crenate or serrate, thinly pilose on both surfaces and pubescent on veins beneath, petiolate below, subsessile above; petioles 0-3cm. Flowers in short dense spike, terminal on main stem and on short, simple branchlets from upper leaf axils; spikes 2-5cm; peduncles 0-6cm, pubescent. Bracts concave, ovate-elliptic, imbricate, 11-17mm, usually crenate, pubescent, dull green, slightly membranous, deciduous; bracteoles pale green, oblong elliptic, 9-14mm, sparsely ciliate. Calyx 9-14mm, glandular-ciliate, lobes oblong-elliptic, on distinctly longer than others. Corolla blue, 38-45mm, pubescent, tube gently curved, gradually widened from base to c 12mm at mouth. Capsule 12mm, glabrous except for few hairs at tip.

Fl. August-November
Common in grassland in open oak and chir pine forest in dry valleys of C Bhutan.
(Attributions- A.J.C. GRIERSON & D.G. LONG. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGOB. 2001from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


Images by Saroj Kasaju (Id by JRI Wood) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)





SK65AUG6-2016:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Strobilanthes atropurpureus ??

Sharing some pictures for identification validation shot at Kakani, Nepal on 28 July 2016 at 6000 ft.

Thanks, … On checking comparative images at Strobilanthes, does not seem to match with any of the species.

Sepals look different.

This is Strobilanthes lamiifolia (Nees) T. Anderson. I don’t think you have sent me a photo of this before. Locally common in dry pine forest in Metal. Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh.

Thanks, … Yes, first time in efi.

















Strobilanthes lamiifolia (Nees) T. Anderson ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)


Sharing some pictures I guess is Strobilanthes lamiifolia (Nees) T. Anderson  ?? shot at Tarakeshwor, Nepal on 27 August 2016 at 6000 ft.

Thanks. Nice pictures. Was the plant growing in a relatively dry valley area?

No. It was in a little shady and wet area!


Strobilanthes lamiifolia (Nees) T. Anderson : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location:  Kharipati, Bhktapur, Nepal
Date: 12 November 2017

Elevation : 4500 ft

Strobilanthes lamiifolia (Nees) T. Anderson : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Nagarkot
Date: 21 August 2018
Elevation:6500 ft.
Habit : Wild 



strobilanthes? : 5 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.

If someone can help me with the species name?
I looked at Strobilanthes, but they have different flowerheads
Mid-east Nepal; 2200m

along a footpath

Strobilanthes tomentosa (Nees) J.R.I.Wood

Please acknowledge if the ID is correct !

I think this is probably Strobilanthes lamiifolia. It is certainly not typical of the plant but it does have congested flower heads.

SK 2811 30 October 2020 : 13 posts by 3 authors. 8 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2600m.
Habitat  : Wild
Is this the same sp as my recent post in Re: SK 2804 23 October 2020 ??

Stobilanthus sps

Resembles Strobilanthes gracilis

Strobilanthes gracilis is not listed in Nepal and looks not matching.

This is tricky. The solitary terminal inflorescence suggests Strobilanthes lamiifolia but there are no bracts and their absence would make this is a very untypical example. Were there other plants in the population and if so did they have a healthy looking inflorescence. Essentially this is Strobilanthes sp. incert ? lamiifolia.





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